Marketing for Tradies

marketing for tradiesI love providing mentoring and marketing services to hardworking tradies.  It’s so rewarding when they find themselves running a growing business rather than just working long hours and doing it tough.

Some tradies come to us for a bit of mentoring and advice to help get the business on track and stay on track.  Others want mentoring, training and help with everything – branding, website, customer communications, systems, even help with finding staff to help with all the admin and marketing tasks.  What’s important to us is that we give our tradie clients valuable help, not just “advice”.  We make sure you know what to do and how to do it, and we also help you to actually do it.

Become a Trade Business Marketing Expert

Tradie Marketing SecretsOver at Tradie Marketing Secrets you’ll receive step by step training in how to market your trade business.  We cover everything you will ever need to know – including getting more leads, social media marketing, awesome customer service, how to get more referrals, how to get online reviews, what should be on your website – and a whole lot more.  Learn yourself, or enrol your partner or a team member.  This highly popular program has been specifically written for trade contractors.  It’s not theoretical BS – just down to earth practical help for plumbers, sparkies, concreters, painters, builders, tilers – any type of trade business.

Mentoring and Training

business mentoringOur mentoring clients place high value in having someone (they can trust) to talk to.  Someone to answer all their questions, put them on the right track, keep them motivated and focused.  For a low monthly fee I become your marketing mentor, coach and advisor.  We work through our proven process together to keep you on track.  Discover more about all the things covered in our Mentoring and Coaching Service.

Tradie Success  Podcast

tradie podcastWhilst you’re out and about in the van, at the gym or even out walking dog, why not exercise the grey matter as well withe some lively discussions around trade business success.  Our Tradie Success podcasts can be found at  You can also subscribe at itunes for iphone users and stitcher for Android users.


Website Development

tradie websitesWithout a website, you’re losing business.  Even if you have a website – are you 100% sure it is an effective marketing tool or is it just a pretty brochure?

The following is the absolute MINIMUM criteria for designing and developing an effective website –

  • Is the Content written in a way that attracts attention, addresses customers’ needs, builds trust and inspires action?
  • Does the Design follow proven layout guidelines so it’s easy on the eye and leads people where you want them to go
  • Does it Functional properly?  Does it display quickly and properly in all browsers and on all mobile devices?

Check out some of the websites we’ve created for our clients. 

Social Media Campaigns

Social Media MarketingWith the explosion of online marketing, it’s important to be where you’re customers are looking.  Companies will look you up on LinkedIn, and it’s a great place for you to find new business.

Many of your prospects and customers will be interested in tips, ideas, news and special offers that you have, and may look for your business page on Facebook or Google Plus – even Twitter. This is where they will often give recommendations.  These platforms offer a fantastic way to communicate back and forth, to drive traffic to your website and to improve Search Engine Optimisation.

We help our clients create a professional presence on each of the major social media platforms and provide training and services to help boost engagement and enquiries.  Check out our Social Media Setup service.

need an electrician facebook

Need an Electrician, Sydney

Kraudelt Painting Facebook

Kraudelt Painting, Brisbane

We provide  “done for you” social media update services, where we create and share blogposts, social media posts and tweets so you stay in touch with your fans every day.  And we also manage Facebook advertising and marketing campaigns.  Contact us for full details of these packages.

CONTACT Commonsense Marketing for an obligation free chat about your Trade Business and where you would like to take it!